LOS ANGELES: On Tuesday, when celebrities return to a ceremony attempting to restore its reputation following scandals, the showy “Elvis” biopic and sci-fi film “Avatar: The Way of Water” compete for the top prize at the Golden Globes.
Due to ethical failings at the organization that bestows the awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), celebrities and broadcaster NBC withdrew from the 2022 broadcast.
This year’s ceremony, which gives winners and nominees publicity and frequently increases their prospects at the Oscars, was supported by many of the top movie and TV stars thanks to significant improvements made by the HFPA, a larger and more diverse membership, and other initiatives.
Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, filmmakers James Cameron and Steven Spielberg, and “Elvis” star Austin Butler, a front-runner for the best actor award, are just a few of the big names anticipated to walk the red carpet.
According to managing editor of the awards website Gold Derby Chris Beachum, “Elvis” and Austin Butler are certain to win. Voters for the Golden Globes “have repeatedly shown that they love spectacles and musicals.”
Starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, the ceremony will stream live on Peacock and be broadcast live on Comcast’s NBC broadcast channel.
The long-awaited “Avatar” sequel “The Way of Water,” Steven Spielberg’s coming-of-age drama “The Fabelmans,” and Tar, in which Cate Blanchett plays a cunning orchestra director, are the competition for the title of best drama movie.
Although Tom Cruise’s protest return of his Golden Globe statues in 2021 probably damaged “Top Gun: Maverick’s” chances, Beachum noted.
Cruise’s response came in response to a Los Angeles Times investigation that found there were no Black journalists among the HFPA’s membership and accused them of requesting favors from famous people and film studios. He won’t probably be at the performance on Tuesday.
The film with the most nominations, “The Banshees of Inisherin,” is thought to be the favorite to win best comedy or musical picture.
Eddie Murphy will receive a lifetime achievement award during the three-hour ceremony, which will be hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael. The list of presenters includes filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and performer Jamie Lee Curtis.
In addition, actor Sean Penn will introduce a video message from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
The most nominated TV show overall, “Abbott Elementary,” is thought to be the finest comedy.
About 200 journalists and other members of the global film business participated in the voting for the 2014 Golden Globes. According to the HFPA, 10% of those voters are Black and there is a racial and ethnic diversity of about 52% among them.